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Postby KODAMA on Fri Apr 22, 2005 8:47 am

so, what inspired you to start a webcomic, and what keeps you drawing right now?


XD I started drawing comics since watching sailor moon.
.....and it still motivates me. :'D
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Postby Risky on Sat Apr 23, 2005 7:05 pm

I started a comic after reading some good manga that I thought was as emotional as I wanted my story to be. I started a webcomic after finding out about keenspace, so I guess the existence of keenspace was part of my inspiration. My main inspiration is telling the story I want to tell, and inspiring emotion in others.

I like Sailormoon too. It can be quite inspirational, emotionally, without stooping to FMA levels of gut wrenching.
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Postby MixedMyth on Sat Apr 23, 2005 7:52 pm

Originally, I really admired the art style of CLAMP's RG Veda. It's sort of what got me into anime in the first place...well, the video varient of it. I got the manga later on. Since then, there have been inumerable influences. I'm sure I don't even notice most of them. I can say, though, that the original inspiration for the plot of my comic came from a GURPS game I ran once. It's changed phenominally since then, though.
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Postby Risky on Tue May 17, 2005 10:14 pm

I used to be inspired by Mixed Myth.
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Postby Soap Committee on Wed May 18, 2005 2:09 pm

Gah. Where to start...

I was 10 years old, and Sailor Moon first started airing. That got me drawing for about 4 years, and then I got into Dragonball Z. That lasted for a year because I got bored. I should've stuck with it longer, I'd have learned to draw big BURLY men earlier!

So a year later, the Ayashi no Ceres manga stepped onto the scene. It was beautiful, it was bloody, and it was sad sad SAD. Back then, it was only available in plain text format if you wanted to read it in English online -- they would describe what happens in each panel and write out the dialouge. But I read the whole thing without seeing one picture.

5 years later (like, two months ago), I read the FMA manga online. TLH put it well, in that the artist uses a fairly simple style but stretches it in every way possible. It's just remarkable. Not to mention, most characters have different faces from eachother.

Anyway, these particular comics at these points in my life have continuously nudged me into drawing, even when I think I don't wanna. Oh yeah, I also forgot the Sonic the Hedgehog comics. When I was 8 years old, I would draw Sonic all day long.
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Postby Luciferownsme on Sat Jan 14, 2006 6:26 pm

I was first inspired by Pokemon, then I started watching Trigun (what a jump!), and then I got into Yu-Gi-Oh! (what a jump/fall?) and then I got into Angel Sanctuary (yet another big jump)

I drew comics since fifth grade about... Though in fifth to sixth grade they were mainly a set of connected single-panels drawn on memo pads and colored with gelpens, then I started doing things that were actually more manga-ish with several panels per page during seventh grade when I was a Yu-i-Oh! maniac (cardboard millennium puzzle and all and beating the stuffing out of a couple people...)

I've put comics online dozens of times, but I always give up... hopefully the one I currently do will stick around, I spent a year and a half mulling over it...
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Postby Resolve on Sat Jan 14, 2006 9:02 pm

record of lodoss-- I think i was 7 or 8 at the time.
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Re: What inspired us; What inspires us.

Postby Dotty on Sun Jan 15, 2006 12:55 am

KODAMA wrote:

XD I started drawing comics since watching sailor moon.
.....and it still motivates me. :'D


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Postby Risky on Mon Jan 16, 2006 12:33 pm

I forgot to mention the manga were Ninja High School (and later Gold Digger).
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Postby Amazon King on Tue Jan 17, 2006 8:51 am

I've always wanted to draw comics since I was like 5. I found a comic book when I was at a hospital visiting someone, and then my parents picked me up some Archie Digests. I helped out my friend Jonathan draw a few pages for his Supercat comic (think Heathcliff wearing a cape) back in 2nd Grade, and started my own stuff a few years later (I made an anthromorphic superhero team that combatted with geometric shapes, despite the fact I suck at math). I didn't start doing real people until around 7th grade, and then "discovered" anime and manga later on with Dragon Ball, Sailor Moon, even though I've been watch Transformers, Voltron, Saber Riders, and G Force when I was younger (yeah, I'm an old fogey).
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Postby DancingChaos on Tue Jan 17, 2006 5:45 pm

Wow... I have a lot of things that inspires me.

Well, I have been drawing ever since I was able to pick up a pencil... After I watched pokemon and sailor moon, I would constantly try to draw anime. Then, after seeing more and more anime, I wanted to go deeper into it, since I loved it so much... I began to study human anatomy and correct proportions.... made up my own style... then went with it. After that, I began to read mangas. Then I was even more into it.

Gah, I'm still getting there. My drawings are not very good, still...

And I JUST started an online comic, so only a couple are up. *is too embarrased to show to other people at the moment*

My goal is to be good enough to enter RSOM... >_> <_< >_> *runs away*
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Postby Risky on Wed Jan 18, 2006 2:13 pm

What's RSOM?
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Postby DancingChaos on Wed Jan 18, 2006 2:56 pm

Rising Stars of Manga. It's a contest held on tokyopop (http://www.tokyopop.com) Then, the winners (all ten) get their 20 pages of manga published, then they get money and stuff. This is proffessional, though. Uh, just go on the website and they'll explain. I really wanna be good enough to enter because of the experience.
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Postby JessicaRaven on Sat Jan 21, 2006 11:23 am

GUNNM was my inspiration
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Postby Deluded on Fri Jan 27, 2006 9:29 am

after watching sailor moon in 5th grade and various other shows as I have gotten older, I decided in middle school that I wanted to work in anime. I wanted to be a part of my interest.

then when I was introduced to manga I started thinking how I wanted to be a published manga ka in japan. when I was younger I wanted to write, but when I learned how to draw (by practicing drawing sailor moon ^_^) I decided to comic.

and japanese comics were lighter and more fun than most american comics which use striaght edge lines when drawing faces, you barely see curves in DC or Marvel.

I guess my main insiration was fred gallager and Megatokyo. So then I set off to web comic.

even though these all inspired me I still have a relatively personal and original art syle.
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Postby Black Sparrow on Fri Jan 27, 2006 9:42 am

Sailor Moon for me too. It's been over in the states since forever. After that initial exposure, I sucked up everything from Gundam Wing to Record of Lodoss War to Nausicaa. I was like a sponge all through middle school.

One day, I was doodling Sailor Moon, and a friend says "That's pretty good!" even though it sucked. Ever since, I've been trying to improve my skills.

Lately, I've been heavily into shoujo manga. Gravitation, Legal Drug, all that good shounen-ai stuff. I think my current style is rather heavy on that.
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Postby Aethyr_seven on Mon Jan 30, 2006 6:26 pm

Oh wow....I think my first exposure was "Akira". I can remember sitting watching that thinking "I've never seen anything like that." The first I was exposed to that actually inspired me to try and do something similar to that would have to be a three-way tossup between "Gunbuster", "Bubblegum Crisis" and "Sukeban Deka". I was caught in the grip of otaku-hood until I finally decided to start working in the medium, and I've never looked back.
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Postby Ayame Ex_Goddess on Mon Mar 27, 2006 11:11 pm

I was actually first inspired by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles back in the 80's, those, dinosaurs, and the Legend of Zelda comic from Nintendo power got me drawing. Back in Jr. High, I got into Sailor Moon, which was my initial exposure to anime, and still influences me today. However, my major inspiration comes from the works of Ken Akamatsu (Love Hina) and Hitoshi Okuda (Tenchi Muyo). On the current western side, Bill Waterson of Calvin and Hobbes fame, as well as Bill Amend (FoxTrot) and yes, even a little Jim Davis every now and then.
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Re: What inspired us; What inspires us.

Postby Tynan on Mon Mar 27, 2006 11:28 pm

KODAMA wrote:so, what inspired you to start a webcomic, and what keeps you drawing right now?


XD I started drawing comics since watching sailor moon.
.....and it still motivates me. :'D


Does this mean you'll be updating? *Fleeting hope* :(
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Re: What inspired us; What inspires us.

Postby Black Sparrow on Tue Mar 28, 2006 12:12 am

Tynan wrote:
KODAMA wrote:so, what inspired you to start a webcomic, and what keeps you drawing right now?


XD I started drawing comics since watching sailor moon.
.....and it still motivates me. :'D


Does this mean you'll be updating? *Fleeting hope* :(


Dear Tynan... check the date of the original post.
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